69 seconds with … multi-faceted theatre artist Cameron Mackenzie

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Spend 69 seconds with multi-faceted theatre artist Cameron Mackenzie, who directs What a Drag! plays Studio 58 in October.

01Your first job.
Concession worker at Colossus IMAX in Langley.

02The job you wanted as a child.
To own a pet shop.

03What’s getting the most play on your iPod right now.
Whatever Isolde, my alter-ego and the Queen of East Van and Dogwood Monarchist Society’s Entertainer of the Year, is doing next. I don’t have time to even listen to music for myself right now.

04Your pet peeve.
Bad government. The arts DO impact our life!

05Favorite stage play.
Whale Riding Weather, by Bryden MacDonald, which I had the honour to direct and launch Zee Zee Theatre with.

06The three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
Chocolate, a New Zealand Sav Blanc and Dave.

07Complete this sentence: I first kissed a boy…
and I liked it!

08Your biggest indulgence.
Wreck Beach – doing nothing.

09 Something no one knows about you (and you are willing to share).
Everyone knows WAY too much about me.

10 The one thing you any visitor to Vancouver simply cannot miss.
Wreck Beach!

MEET cameron mackenzie

Cameron MackenzieCameron is a multifaceted theatre artist. Directing credits include: Tiny Replicas (Thirty Below/ Neanderthal Arts Festival), Nelly Boy (Zee Zee Theatre), Jocasta (assistant, Studio 58), My Funny Valentine (Thirty Below/ SummerWorks), Whale Riding Weather (Zee Zee Theatre).

Cameron co-created and performed in an undershirt at the Toronto Fringe which was awarded Best Ensemble by NOW Magazine as well as co-created a piece for BC Buds to keep his alter ego Isolde N. Barron busy in 20 Minute Drag School. Isolde is Vancouver’s current reigning Entertainer of the Year and hosts her own weekly show, Apocalypstick, Sunday nights at The Cobalt.

Cameron is a graduate of the theatre program at the University of the Fraser Valley and Studio 58, and has furthered his training with Pochinko clown master John Turner of “Mump and Smoot”.

He is the founder and artistic director of Zee Zee Theatre. Upcoming: Besides What a Drag! in October 2010, he will direct My Funny Valentine for Zee Zee Theatre, opening in April, 2011.

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